Patents by Inventor Osamu Ishikawa

Osamu Ishikawa has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9739249
    Abstract: In order to provide an engine automatic stop and restart apparatus capable of realizing excellent startability, and preventing an excessive load from being imposed on a starter (30) and a power transmission system, a starter drive inhibition determination section (12) inhibits, in a case where an engine restart condition is satisfied, when a backward rotation of an engine (20) is detected based on a crank angle of a crankshaft of the engine (20) detected by a crank angle sensor (1) for detecting the crank angle, a drive of the starter (30) configured to crank the crankshaft so as to restart the engine (20), and releases, when a stop of the engine (20) is detected, the drive inhibition of the starter (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masami Nakashima, Takeru Okabe, Osamu Ishikawa, Michitaka Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9726134
    Abstract: A device for automatically stopping and restarting an internal combustion engine is provided with a crank angle sensor (1) that detects a crank angle of an engine (10), a fuel injection unit (11) that injects fuel into the engine, and the device is also provided with a starter activation prohibition determination means that prohibits activation of a starter (20) by determining that the engine is in reverse rotation during inertial rotation of the engine, and removes the starter activation prohibition depending on the crank angle when the engine starts reverse rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeru Okabe, Osamu Ishikawa, Tomohisa Shoda, Michitaka Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9717806
    Abstract: A method of detecting an accessory cancer lesion, comprising an administration step wherein indocyanine green is administered to a living body, an irradiation step wherein a target organ suspected of having cancer is surgically exposed and irradiated with excitation light of indocyanine green, an imaging step wherein a near-infrared fluorescence intensity distribution image from the excited indocyanine green in the target organ is obtained, and an identification step wherein an area having the near-infrared fluorescence in the intensity distribution image, excluding the area detected in preoperative examination or intraoperative macroscopic observation, is identified as an accessory cancer lesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: OSAKA PREFECTURAL HOSPITAL ORGANIZATION, HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Osamu Ishikawa, Terumasa Yamada, Kunihito Gotoh, Mitsuharu Miwa, Takahiro Shikayama
  • Patent number: 9631596
    Abstract: The engine starting device for stopping, when an engine automatic stop condition is satisfied, fuel injection to the engine to automatically stop the engine, and for thereafter restarting the engine when an engine restart condition is satisfied, includes: a ring gear coupled to a crankshaft of the engine; a starter motor rotated by a current supply; a pinion gear for transmitting the rotation of the starter motor to the ring gear; a pinion gear moving part for moving the pinion gear toward the ring gear by a current supply, thereby meshing the pinion gear with the ring gear; and a fuel injection control part for restarting the fuel injection so that combustion is generated in a predetermined compression cylinder after the engine restart condition is satisfied and after the pinion gear moving part starts the movement of the pinion gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kitano, Daisuke Mizuno, Osamu Ishikawa, Takeru Okabe, Koichiro Kamei
  • Patent number: 9624897
    Abstract: A control device for an internal combustion engine capable of controlling an intake-pipe pressure within a range which allows restartability to be ensured. A control device for an internal combustion engine includes: an idle-stop control section for restarting the engine in response to generation of a restart request; and an intake-air amount control section for setting a control amount of an intake system so that the intake air amount becomes zero when an intake-pipe pressure of the engine upon generation of the automatic stop request is higher than a predetermined pressure and setting the control amount of the intake system so that the intake air amount becomes larger than the amount upon generation of the automatic stop request, and then becomes zero when the intake-pipe pressure is lower than the predetermined pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeru Okabe, Osamu Ishikawa, Tomohisa Shoda, Hideaki Tani, Toru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9624894
    Abstract: In an automatically stopped internal combustion engine, a rotation speed at next and subsequent ignition timings is predicted at every ignition timing of the internal combustion engine after the internal combustion engine is stopped automatically. Whether self-restorable restarting is allowed is determined according to a comparison result of the predictive rotation speed and a self-restoration determination rotation speed, so that self-restorable restarting is performed in a reliable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohisa Shoda, Osamu Ishikawa, Takeru Okabe, Hiroaki Kitano
  • Patent number: 9486946
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing an absorbent body of an absorbent article by depositing a liquid absorbent material on an air-permeable member by passing an air that contains the liquid absorbent material in a thickness direction of the air-permeable member, the apparatus including: a plurality of plates that are stacked in the thickness direction, that constitutes the air-permeable member, each of which includes a plurality of air holes that penetrate the plate in the thickness direction and that allow the air to pass, and each of which includes a joining portion for joining to an adjacent plate in the thickness direction in a portion of the plate in which the air holes are not formed, the plurality of air holes of each of the plates being arranged so as to communicate with corresponding air holes of an adjacent plate in the thickness direction, corresponding air holes of all the plates stacked in the thickness direction having a same shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Isshiki, Osamu Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20160223541
    Abstract: A method for measuring influenza B virus by an immunoassay, which method enables specific detection of influenza B virus with a higher sensitivity than conventional methods, and a device or a kit therefor are disclosed. The method for measuring influenza B virus includes carrying out an immunoassay of influenza B virus by a sandwich method using two kinds of monoclonal antibodies each of which specifically reacts with the region of the 125th to 248th amino acids of matrix protein (M1) of influenza B virus, which two kinds of monoclonal antibodies are capable of binding to the region of the 125th to 248th amino acids of M1 at the same time, or antigen-binding fragments thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: DENKA SEIKEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi INANO, Takashi MIYAZAWA, Osamu ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20160223542
    Abstract: A method for measuring influenza A virus by an immunoassay using an anti-influenza A virus monoclonal antibody which is highly reactive with a wide range of subtypes is disclosed. The method for measuring influenza A virus includes measuring influenza A virus by an immunoassay utilizing antigen-antibody reaction between a monoclonal antibody which specifically reacts with matrix protein (M1) of influenza A virus, or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, and influenza A virus in a sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: DENKA SEIKEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi INANO, Takashi MIYAZAWA, Osamu ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20160187329
    Abstract: The present invention intends to provide an immunochromatographic test piece that makes it possible to achieve both highly sensitive detection of a substance to be detected and a simple test piece structure, which are usually difficult to be made compatible with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: Denka Seiken Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Risa Kohiyama, Osamu ISHIKAWA, Takashi MIYAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20160115931
    Abstract: An engine automatic stop/restart device includes a ring gear which is linked to a crank shaft of the engine, a starter motor which is energized so as to be rotated, a pinion gear which transmits a rotation of the starter motor to the ring gear, and a pinion gear movement unit which is energized so as to move the pinion gear in a direction of the ring gear, whereby the pinion gear is engaged to the ring gear, in a state where the engine automatic stop/restart device automatically stops the engine when an engine automatic stop condition is established, and restarts the engine when an engine restart condition is established, and includes an inertially-rotating-restart-decision unit which permits or prohibits a restart of the engine, which is inertially rotating after the engine is automatically stopped, in accordance with a detection result of an oil temperature of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu ISHIKAWA, Tomohisa SHODA
  • Patent number: 9314968
    Abstract: A pressing apparatus associated with an absorbent article, including: a pair of rollers that are driven and rotate with outer circumferential surfaces thereof facing each other, when a fibrous continuous sheet overlapped with an article to be overlapped with a thermoplastic adhesive therebetween is passed in a continuous direction of the fibrous continuous sheet through a roller gap between the pair of rollers, the pressing apparatus sandwiching and pressing the article to be overlapped and the fibrous continuous sheet between the outer circumferential surfaces, and a heating mechanism that heats at least a roller of the pair of rollers that is positioned on a side of the fibrous continuous sheet, the heating mechanism heating the roller so as to keep a temperature of the outer circumferential surface of the roller within a range from 70° C. to 120° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Fujiwara, Osamu Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9303614
    Abstract: Provided are an internal combustion engine automatic stop/restart device and an internal combustion engine automatic stop/restart method capable of appropriately releasing a drive inhibition state of a starter (200) depending on an RPM of an internal combustion engine (101). The drive inhibition state of the starter is released when a drive inhibition release determination period, which is set depending on a time interval between a time point when a first reverse rotation crank signal is detected and a time point when a second reverse rotation crank signal is detected and a drive permission lower limit value corresponding period corresponding to a starter drivable RPM lower limit value, elapses before a third reverse rotation crank signal is input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohisa Shoda, Takeru Okabe, Osamu Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9284688
    Abstract: To provide a copolymer latex having a small particle size, which has a sufficient adhesion strength as a binder and a low viscosity and excellent handling properties in a composition containing a filler and the like, a composition for coating paper using the copolymer latex, and a coated paper having a coating layer formed by the composition. A copolymer latex contains a copolymer comprising: (A) 20 to 80% by mass of a structural unit derived from an aliphatic conjugated diene monomer, (B) 4 to 15% by mass of a structural unit derived from an unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer, and (C) 5 to 76% by mass of a structural unit derived from other copolymerizable monomer, wherein the total of (A), (B) and (C) being 100% by mass, and has a number average particle size of 30 to 80 nm by measurement with a transmission electron microscope, and has a viscosity of 50 to 400 mPa·s at a solid content of 48% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: JSR Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiko Kobayashi, Katsuhiko Sakata, Tsukasa Iwamoto, Nobuhiro Matsuda, Osamu Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9267479
    Abstract: Provided is an engine starting device, including: starter control means for causing, when the restart condition is established during a period in which a meshing inhibition condition for a ring gear and a pinion gear is established, the pinion gear and the ring gear to mesh with each other after the meshing inhibition condition is released, thereby restarting the engine. The starter control means determines the meshing permission condition and the meshing inhibition condition based on at least an engine rotation speed, and determines the release of the meshing inhibition condition before the engine completely stops based on at least one of the engine rotation speed and an elapsed time after the establishment of the meshing inhibition condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kitano, Daisuke Mizuno, Yuhei Tsukahara, Osamu Ishikawa, Takeru Okabe, Koichiro Kamei
  • Patent number: 9237970
    Abstract: There is provided a manufacturing method for a composite body of a continuous sheet associated with an absorbent article, the composite body being manufactured by attaching a single-cut sheet to the continuous sheet at a predetermined attachment pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Miwa Iida, Osamu Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20150345457
    Abstract: In an automatically stopped internal combustion engine, a rotation speed at next and subsequent ignition timings is predicted at every ignition timing of the internal combustion engine after the internal combustion engine is stopped automatically. Whether self-restorable restarting is allowed is determined according to a comparison result of the predictive rotation speed and a self-restoration determination rotation speed, so that self-restorable restarting is performed in a reliable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohisa SHODA, Osamu ISHIKAWA, Takeru OKABE, Hiroaki KITANO
  • Publication number: 20150252771
    Abstract: Provided is a device for performing an automatic stop operation for an internal combustion engine when a predetermined automatic stop requirement is satisfied during an operation of the internal combustion engine and performing a restart operation for the internal combustion engine when a predetermined restart requirement is satisfied during an automatic stop time period of the internal combustion engine. In the device, restart control means (22) executes fuel injection control at the time of start of the restart operation by determining whether or not initial asynchronous injection of a fuel into a cylinder that is in an intake stroke is executable in accordance with an initially detected crank angle after the start of the restart operation and determining a next fuel injection cylinder and a fuel injection timing for the next fuel injection cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Tomohisa Shoda, Takeru Okabe, Osamu Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20150219060
    Abstract: In order to provide an engine automatic stop and restart apparatus capable of realizing excellent startability, and preventing an excessive load from being imposed on a starter (30) and a power transmission system, a starter drive inhibition determination section (12) inhibits, in a case where an engine restart condition is satisfied, when a backward rotation of an engine (20) is detected based on a crank angle of a crankshaft of the engine (20) detected by a crank angle sensor (1) for detecting the crank angle, a drive of the starter (30) configured to crank the crankshaft so as to restart the engine (20), and releases, when a stop of the engine (20) is detected, the drive inhibition of the starter (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masami Nakashima, Takeru Okabe, Osamu Ishikawa, Michitaka Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9027745
    Abstract: This distributing device for absorbent articles is provided with a main conveyor path, a branch conveyor path that branches from the main conveyor path, a main conveyor path that conveys absorbent articles along the main conveyor path, a diverting mechanism that diverts absorbent articles in the main conveyor path from the main conveyor path to the branch conveyor path, and a branch conveyor mechanism that conveys the absorbent articles diverted by the diverting mechanism along the branch conveyor path. The diverting mechanism is provided with a diverting part for diverting the absorbent articles. The diverting part moves without stopping, entering the main conveyor path from a standby position outside the main conveyor path and then, after leaving the main conveyor path, returning to the standby position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Ishikawa, Miwa Iida